Rocks and Minerals

Grade: Fifth

Duration: 36 weeks

Fifth grade science introduces concepts and examples related to rocks and minerals including the atom, matter, the periodic table, physical and chemical properties, and the rock cycle. Children venture outdoors on nature walks and create a field journal. A rock hardness test kit with labeled sample minerals, a streak plate, a nail, etc. enriches field study for this course, but is not required. At the time of this writing, kits may be purchased online for $10.00 and up.